FAQ

Are you interested in taking up dancing, but are still unsure about a few things? Our FAQ which will hopefully answer any burning questions you may have:

  • Which dance styles do you teach?
    • We teach all Standard, Latin, Smooth, Rhythm, and Caribbean Dances, as well as Argentine Tango. See below for a breakdown of dances for the different styles.
  • What is the best class to join as a beginner?
    • For our Salsa Beginners Class (see below for description), no dance experience is required and the class is very easy to follow.
    • We also offer private classes for all styles that can be tailored to suit beginner levels.
  • What is the best class to join if you have some dance background?
    • Equal Performance (see description below) is a more challenging and an open level class with the option to perform.
  • How are your group classes structured?
    • Salsa Beginners Class (1h): A friendly and fun class for everyone who has never danced Salsa before or who already knows a few moves and would like to improve. We also occasionally cover Rueda, a fun salsa based group dance.
    • Equal Performance (1h): A high intensity dance choreography and performance class, where you will learn a new Ballroom or Latin dance choreography every four weeks, with the option (no obligation) to perform the choreography across various London locations. This class is perfect for those who are up for a challenge and want to learn different dance styles at the same time.
  • How are your private classes structured?
    • Our private classes can be customized depending on your level and preferred dance styles. Whether you start from scratch, would like to refine your existing skills, or prepare for competitions, our friendly and internationally accredited dance teachers can tailor the class to your needs.
    • We also offer wedding dance packages so that your first dance on your big day will be an unforgettable moment.
    • If you are unsure what dance you would like to learn or don’t want to commit to a whole package, we offer 45 minute taster classes, where you can try out a few dances for only £30 and then decide which ones you would like to focus on.
  • What’s the difference between Standard and Latin?
    • Standard dances include Waltz, Quickstep, Foxtrot, Tango and Viennese Waltz. Standard dances are progressive and thus move anti-clockwise around the room. The closed hold position is never released. Another difference is the footwork which is danced with parallel feet and the use of heel and toe footwork.
    • Latin dances include Cha Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive. They are stationary apart from Paso and Samba which also move around the room. In Latin we have various holds such as single, double, closed and open hand holds. The feet are slightly turned out and steps are danced on the balls of the feet. Another main difference to standard is the hip action which is not used in standard.
  • What’s the difference between American Smooth and Rhythm?
    • American Smooth and Rhythm are the two categories in ballroom dance that constitute what is known as the American Style. Just like Latin and Standard make up the International Style, the same goes with Smooth and Rhythm in comprising the American Style.
    • American Smooth dances include Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Tango and Foxtrot.
    • American Rhythm includes Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Bolero, Mambo and East Coast Swing.
  • What’s the difference between American Smooth & Rhythm vs. Standard & Latin?
    • The biggest difference between Standard and Smooth is the body position which in Standard is always closed. In Smooth however, it can be closed, open and sometimes there are even solo positions. Also, Smooth only has four as opposed to the five dances in Standard which also includes Quickstep.
    • The difference in Latin and Rhythm is in the leg and hip action. Both dance styles include Rumba and Cha Cha Cha, however Rhythm includes Bolero, Mambo and East Coast Swing instead of Samba, Paso and Jive.
  • What’s Caribbean Style?
    • Caribbean style includes Bachata, Salsa and Merengue. Caribbean dances are rhythmic and sensual, often using body isolations to accentuate certain parts of the body. They emphasise on hip rolling or swinging.
  • What should I wear?
    • There’s no dress code and you can wear whatever you like as long as it doesn’t restrict your movement.
    • Feel free to bring dance shoes if you have; no problem if not – comfortable trainers will do too.
  • What should I bring?
    • Bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated.
  • How much are your group classes?
    • Salsa beginners class: £12 for a drop in class. Discounts available for a 3-week package (£30) or if you bring a partner (£20 for two people)
    • Equal performance: £17 for drop in classes.
  • How much are your private classes?
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